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Because of Mr. Terupt By Rob Buyea. Vocabulary. September - November. syndrome. Definition: a number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition

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syndrome
syndrome

Definition: a number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition

Sample Sentence: The receptionist was troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on the computer for long periods of time.

gazebo
gazebo

Definition: a small, open building with a roof, typically located in a garden park designed for gazing at the surrounding scenery

Sample Sentence: Since I didn’t want to get sunburned, I read my book in the gazebo at the park.

reassure
reassure

Definition: to restore to confidence

Sample Sentence: When Billy lost his favorite video game in his basement, his dad reassured him that it will turn up eventually.

hesitation
hesitation

Definition: a pausing or delaying because of uncertainty; indecision

Sample Sentence: My hesitation to spend money caused me to miss out on getting the new PS3 game; it’s sold out now.

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shun

Definition: To avoid deliberately; keep away from

Sample Sentence: The new student was shunnedby his peers because he dressed differently than they did.

stampeded
stampeded

Definition: a confused, headlong rush or flight of a large group of people

Sample Sentence: When the doors to Walmart opened on Black Friday, the customers stampeded into the store looking for great deals.

betray
betray

Definition: to break faith with; fail to meet the hopes of

Sample Sentence: Tim betrayed his mother’s trust when he stayed out past curfew.

relatively
relatively

Definition: In comparison or close to something else; not absolutely

Sample Sentence: The cost of living in rural areas are relatively inexpensive when compared to living in the city.

rookie
rookie

Definition: An inexperienced person

Sample Sentence: The rookie replaced the injured player at center ice.

corresponding
corresponding

Definition: having the same or nearly the same relationship; accompanying another

Sample Sentence: Color is used to indicate wave intensity, red corresponding to strong waves, blue corresponding to weak waves.

strutted
strutted

Definition: to walk with a vain or pompous way

Sample Sentence: The boy strutted down the boulevard with his friends hoping to impress the ladies.

billowing
billowing

Definition: To swell out or bulge

Sample Sentence: On the warm spring day, the sheets were billowing in the gentle breeze.

ostracized
ostracized

Definition: To exclude from a group

Sample Sentence: The girl was ostracized from her friends when she admitted she didn’t like One Direction.

gauntlet
gauntlet

Definition: 1. A protective glove worn with medieval armor, 2. a challenge

Sample Sentence: The small dog scurries across the beach through a gauntlet of mature seagulls, dodging frantically whenever one snaps at it, which happens a lot.

collaborated
collaborated

Definition: to work, one with another; cooperate

Sample Sentence: The classmates collaborated on the poster to make sure it would be done on time.

antics
antics

Definition: a playful trick or prank

Sample Sentence: After receiving an in school suspension, Billy has since managed to avoid teenage antics in school.

shenanigans
shenanigans

Definition: a mischievous or deceitful trick, practice

Sample Sentence: The recession is uncovering many of the shenanigans brought on by the government politicians.

infamous
infamous

Definition: having an extremely bad reputation

Sample Sentence: There has been talks of the infamous Justin Bieber being deported back to Canada because of his poor antics.

bluntness
bluntness

Definition: abrupt in address or manner; to the point

Sample Sentence: Excuse my bluntness, but this situation is getting out of control.

genuine
genuine

Definition: authentic; real

Sample Sentence: After Billy’s grandma died, Sam expressed genuine sympathy by bringing the family flowers and a home cooked meal.

adjourned
adjourned

Definition: to suspend the meeting to a future time, another place, or indefinitely

Sample Sentence: Due to a lack of attendance, the meeting was adjourned to the following Wednesday.

prejudge
prejudge

Definition: to judge beforehand

Sample Sentence: Don't prejudge a book or story, but judge it based on your experience with it.

inoculate
inoculate

Definition: to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance

Sample Sentence: After a bad outbreak of the flu, the doctor said, “The idea is to inoculate them, and stockpile vaccine to protect the rest of the population.”

retaliate
retaliate

Definition: to return like for like, especially evil for evil

Sample Sentence: After Brendan changed the channel on Emily unexpectedly, Emily retaliated by grabbing the remote and shutting the TV off.

seized
seized

Definition: to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp

Sample Sentence: Once the police noticed the man’s weapon on his waist, they were quick to seize it and take the man into custody.

tolerate
tolerate

Definition: to endure without repugnance; put up with

Sample Sentence: I can tolerate 80 degrees with the windows open, but once it hits 85, I need to turn on the air conditioner.

contorted
contorted

Definition: twisted in a violent manner; distorted

Sample Sentence: After the serious car accident, the car was contorted and unrecognizable.

clamored
clamored

Definition: a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people

Sample Sentence: In Among the Hidden, Jen and the other “Shadow Children” clamored outside the president’s house.

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coma

Definition: a state of prolonged unconsciousness

Sample Sentence: After the serious accident, George was put in a medically induced coma in hopes his body will be able to recover and heal.

dominated
dominated

Definition: to rule over; govern; control

Sample Sentence: The Caldwell Chiefs basketball team dominated Cedar Grove on the court, winning the game 54-16.

predicament
predicament

Definition: an unpleasantly difficult or dangerous situation

Sample Sentence: Madison found it was hard to make her friend understand her predicament, skip school so she can study for her test, or go and take the test she didn’t study for.

antidote
antidote

Definition: a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.

Sample Sentence: After my little brother swallowed a cleaning product, the Poison Control hotline told my mom to give him milk as an antidote, which would help him bring up the poison.

intervene
intervene

Definition: to come between disputing people, groups, etc.; to mediate

Sample Sentence: When Chris and Dave got in a fight in the hallway, the teacher intervened and sent both boys to the principal’s office.

looming
looming

Definition: a mirage in which objects below the horizon seem to be raised above their true positions

Sample Sentence: While we drove to the large city, we could see the enormous buildings looming in the distance.

palindrome
palindrome

Definition: words, lines, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward

Ex: A nut for a jar of tuna racecar

Sample Sentence: My teacher had us think of as many palindromes as possible in 10 minutes, and my favorite was “racecar”.

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amid

Definition: in the middle of; surrounded by; among

Sample Sentence: My sister snapped pictures of me amid the chaos of my bedroom during spring cleaning.

nemesis
nemesis

Definition: something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc

Sample Sentence: The biology midterm proved to be my nemesis, despite all my studying, I still got a 73%.

anticlimactic
anticlimactic

Definition: a disappointing or ineffective conclusion to a series of events

Sample Sentence: The boy did not recommend the book to his friend because the story line was anticlimactic.

transpire
transpire

Definition: to occur; happen; take place

Sample Sentence: The trips that transpired after having won the lottery were amazing!

encompass
encompass

Definition: to form a circle about; encircle; surround

Sample Sentence: The king built a moat to encompass the castle.

clinches
clinches

Definition: to settle (a matter) decisively

Sample Sentence: After the New York Yankees clinched the title as World Series Champions, the crowd went bananas.

redundant
redundant

Definition: repetitive and unneeded

Sample Sentence: The meeting could have been over in 10 minutes, but it took two hours since the presenter was quite redundant.